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Steady state three-dimensional mathematical model for cupola

Viswanathan, NN and Srinivasan, MN and Lahiri, AK (1997) Steady state three-dimensional mathematical model for cupola. In: Ironmaking and Steelmaking, 24 (6). 476-483 .

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A three-dimensional mathematical model has been developed to simulate the gas flow, composition, and temperature profiles inside a cupola. Comparison of the model with the reported experimental data shows the presence of a zone with low combustion rate at the tuyere level. For a 24 in (610 mm) cupola with four rows of tuyeres, the combustion zones from each tuyere overlap each other, forming an overall combustion zone of cylindrical shape of height similar to 0.2 m. Using the model, it is found that the spout temperature initially increases with increasing blast velocity and attains a maximum. Further increase in blast velocity does not change the spout temperature. This suggests that smaller size tuyeres and higher permeability of the bed can give superior cupola performance. (C) 1997 The Institute of Materials.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Ironmaking and Steelmaking
Publisher: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Keywords: Cupola furnace;Modeling;Chemical composition;Pig iron manufacture;Simulation;Gas flow;Temperature distribution;
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 07:05
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2011 07:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38480

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